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Code of Virginia
Title 65.2. Workers' Compensation
Chapter 1. Definitions and General Provisions
2/28/2021

§ 65.2-103. Coverage of members of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force during response to orders.

A claim for workers' compensation benefits shall be deemed to be in the course of employment with the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force for any member thereof who, reacting to an order to report received while he is outside an assigned shift or work location, undertakes in direct obedience to a lawful military order travel by the most expeditious route to his designated place of state active duty pursuant to §§ 44-54.4, 44-75.1, and 44-78.1. Nothing in this section shall prohibit an employer from using any defense otherwise available under this title.

2005, c. 223; 2011, cc. 572, 586; 2015, c. 221.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.